Archives For Heritage

Earlier this year DOC Intern Madison Charles discovered an interesting link between the historic Kawarau Bridge, a leading New Zealand engineer and the world’s symbol for extinction – the dodo.

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Experiencing Rangihoua Heritage Park – the site of New Zealand’s first Christmas service and the first place Māori allowed English missionaries to settle.

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Dulux is providing support for a complete exterior repaint of the Old Government Buildings in Wellington – the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Great Barrier Island is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, but in October 1894 it was the site of one of New Zealand’s worst shipwrecks with around 130 lives lost.

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Now a family-friendly walking and mountain biking track, the Rimutaka Incline was the site of New Zealand’s first rail disaster. Jackie Breen from the Heritage Team tells the story.

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On 26 August 1866 the first telegraph line was laid between the North and the South Islands forever changing New Zealand and its relationship with the world.

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Jackie Breen, from DOC’s Heritage team, tells us about the Kiwi love affair with ice skating at the Mt Harper ice rink.

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